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Peasant Cookery
Peasant Cookery

Peasant Cookery Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.wowhospitality.ca
  • Phone: (204) 989-7700
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Canadian, Contemporary European
  • Executive Chef: Tristan Foucault
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Since we are closed on Sundays and Mondays, we may be able to provide private dining service on these days in the Dining Room. Please call for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Doug Stephen (204) 989-7700

Getting there

  • Cross Street: King St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Peasant Cookery
Peasant Cookery is located in the heart of Winnipeg, a food lover´s city. Providing our customers with fresh food, flavours and recipes is at the heart of what we do. Our passion for researching current food trends and updating our menus with unique ingredients has kept us at the forefront of the healthy food movement. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We enjoyed the workers and atmosphere. I'd recommend it. Really enjoyed the lamb meatballs."
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "I enjoy taking out-of-town guests to the market district of downtown Winnipeg, the area is interesting. Peasant Cookery has been my choice several times, but I have been disappointed each time by some aspects of the dining experience. The food was hit and miss. The fish meal flavours and preparation were sub-par. However, the pork meal was excellent. On the short wine menu, 2 of our selections were not available. The calamari was poor. I'm not sure I am prepared to give this restaurant another chance."
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "great food (especially beet salad, calamari, and fabulous charcuterie platter!...oh and to-die-for maple sugar pie and chevre cheesecake!...although we thought the accompanying berry sorbet didn't show either to their best advantage. Perhaps something less sour?), interesting well thought-out wine list, comfortable warm ambiance, lovely neighbourhood...the bill at the end of the meal was a bit more than we'd wanted to spend, but everyone agreed that it was worth it. One little recommendation: update alcohol menu to reflect digestifs available in the bar (Cognac, Calvados, Courvoisier, etc.)...and add an eau de vie!"
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "The food was delicious. The portion was very large but it was so good that I ate it all. It would be nice if the menu had half sizes as well for the smaller appetites. The staff was friendly and very professional. I found the prices very reasonable. I would definitely come again!"
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "Nice selection of wines, beers and non-alcoholic stuff for the younger or non-imbibing set. Menu offered ample choices and what we had (Poutine, Mahi Mahi and Gnocchi) was all excellent. Drinks took way took long to arrive as did the return of our server to take our dinner orders, perhaps because it was a busy night. We'd go back."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "We were disappointed in the experience since we heard good thing when it first opened. The multiple waiters were obsessed with pouring water and once poured water into my glass of sparkling water. Both meals were mediocre. Service was slow. Appetizers took 45 minutes. Dinner arrived well over an hour after being seated."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Great from start to finish. Our server was attentive and never let our glasses get empty. Our appetizers were delish and our main courses were beautifully presented flavourful and a perfect portion size."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "The service was attentive. The waiter checked whether we were having dinner before a concert hall show and was great about keeping things on time. The charcuterie board was impressive. We had the lamb meatballs and the trout. Both were very good but my partner and I were both left feeling that we were glad we had gone but weren't particularly motivated to come back. I've been in the lounge before and would happily return there for drinks and appetizers."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Our lunch experience was great. Our server, Leah, was super nice and we received our food quickly - and on a Friday at lunch yet! The food was amazing! We tried a number of different dishes (gnocchi, burger, orzo, poutine) and it was all delicious. The pickled beans were a flavorful surprise! We will definitely come back to Peasant Cookery again."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "We dined at Peasant on a Thursday evening for our anniversary. Everything about our experience there was smooth and pleasant. We were greeted promptly at the door and made to feel welcome. The food was tasty and hot and our servers were pleasant and made time to chat. My husband ordered the tourtière which he thoroughly enjoyed and I had the chicken which was prepared to perfection. Overall, this is a great place to go for an outing. Thanks to the staff."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Disappointed with Mahi Mahi which was overdone. Excellent appetizer (mussels and fries) done perfectly in an excellent creamy liquid. Good advice from Sommelier, along with an excellent wine selection. Enjoyed the evening after theatre, but found the menu a little short. A little surprised that much of the selection was not as "local" as expected. Will return!"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "The food was average. My husband had the pork chop and it was overcooked and dry. I had the brisket which as well was dry and the potato salad that was to accompany the dish was hardly visible. The calamari starter was very average which was a surprise. I thought perhaps the calamari would be given a bit of a different presentation or a less generic preparation. This is second and last time we will dine here. Far too many other choices out there."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We love this restaurant and since we live just two blocks away go there frequently and often bring guests. Always have a good experience."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The server we had was perfect. ...the food was beyond underwhelming. Steamed and flopped on a plate veggies and lackluster flavors for the proteins. On paper the menu items sound tasty and we had hoped for the best. Won't be back."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Everything that we had was good; the beef tartare was exceptional with capers, pickles and smoked egg yolk. I also had the trout served whole which was succulent. Absinthe and bourbon cocktail has kick."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We had a fantastic dinner for two on a Friday night. I had the pork belly feature and the mussels. Both spectacular. My partner had the half chicken dinner and said it was likely the best chicken she's ever had at a restaurant. The service was impeccable. Not overbearing but always there when you needed something. Staff was also knowledgeable regarding the menu which we did have questions about. It was hard to choose. We were full after our entrees and declined dessert but because our waiter was aware of the special occasion he brought us a creme brûlée to share...on the house. It was a great evening. Above and beyond what I expected."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Our family had an absolutely awesome dinner. The food and the service were fantastic. Everything is made from scratch on site and the food tasted great. The menu was unique for us .... (we are from a smaller community) and the staff was very friendly and helpful, explaining exactly how things on it were made and the different tastes .... it was truly a dining experience for us and we will be back for sure."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Buck a shuck was great! Oysters were plump. Had the tortiere and Pork Chop. Everything was amazing!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Heard great things about restaurant tried Wednesday on the patio for oysters and a salad, food was great, wine delicious atmosphere out side great and service was good as well. Cannot comment on inside yet as we did not dine inside. Would highly recommend Lloyd"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I had the mussels and my friend had the pasta with Mahi Mahi. Both were excellent!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Best when sticking to the classic, simple fare from which they draw their name. Excellent service, and a better than average bar stock/wine cellar."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "This is one of my favourite places to eat. The food is always delicious, the servers are friendly and helpful. I appreciate the way the menu changes (but not too often!) so that you have a chance to try each of your choices on return visits."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Professional and genuinely polite servers. The PEI oysters were fine however the charcuterie had cheap meat and somewhat disgusting assortment of meat (when asked what was served for the charcuterie was advised whatever the chef has decided and what is available) and the calamari was nothing special as arrived cold and the dipping sauce had no flavour. Such a shame as the service was excellent but I won't return."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Food and service was fantastic. My wife and I were there to celebrate our anniversary and will definitely be coming back with our friends and family in the future."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Took some out of town guests there. None of us were disappointed."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "The server was amazing. The food was amazing. The wine was amazing. Even the bathroom was a pleasant experience! Would highly recommend this place to anyone - local or visiting! The flavors on the menu change quite regularly, but we had a variety (6) of appetizers as our entire meal and each one of them was delicious! Make sure you try the Charcuterie Plate!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Food was great, staff very nice price is as expected, reasonable."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Great food and wine list, I enjoyed the Mahi Mahi. I would rate 4.5 if I could on food and ambience, but it didn't allow the option to give half stars. There was a reggae festival in the park across the street, so it was lively and not distracting to our visit at the table, which it was surprised about (in a good way)."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We have visited the Peasant Cookery now for 2 special occasions with parties of 5 and 6 people...Outstanding ambience, food, wine and service..Bravo to all staff..!!!!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The staff are particularly attentive, knowledgeable and the menus are creative, well presented. Prices are reasonable"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "This was our first time to Winnipeg and we were staying downtown. The restaurant was conventiently located to the hotel. Food was of exceptional quality, with local ingredients. Loved sitting outside watching people come and go. It was a Sunday evening and relatively quiet. Would definitely eat here again."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We've been to this restaurant a few times in the past and have really enjoyed ourselves. At this visit there were four of us for dinner. Two of us had meals that were not up to par. The fish was very greasy, the Berkshire pork was at least, and I'm not exaggerating here, 70% fat. My very large piece of meat ended up being tiny after all the fat was cut off."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Charming, inviting, lovely … we will return. We were well served and enjoyed the food. The changing menus for each month were an invitation to come back"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Wednesday nights at the Peasant Cookery offers oysters for $1 each. These are mouth watering, delicious and not to be missed. Fresh warm bread is always a great way to start the meal. The mussels & french fries are also another favourite. The ambiance is fun & relaxing. Do make a reservation though or you might miss out."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Don't know how we missed this place since it opened. Lovely location, great food and presentation. And Shawn was just super. He really has the menu and prep down pat. We will return!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Enjoyable dinning experience. Our table enjoyed their dinner selections especially the beet salad and sour cherry cheesecake."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The food was amazing, as expected (my friend and I both had the aged cheddar gnocchi, it was amazing). The best part though, was after knocking over my drink onto my plate of food, the waiters were right on top of it, whisked away the mess and brought me a new plate, no problem. I felt like a dummy, but they were so gracious about everything. Thanks, guys!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Another great oyster night under the belt. Well done."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Our 1st visit before theatre and were pleasantly impressed. Asked ourselves why we hadn't tried this place before was because we thought it was too far a walk but much closer than what it looks like on a map. The ambience was lively with a full house. The tourtiere was a little different than expected but in a good way with generous portions. The service was good. An overall positive experience and will return."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We have been to this restaurant 4 times now and always for lunch. We have never been disappointed. My husbands steak was perfect. I love the butter lettuce salad. I must say that this time I had the pickerel and it was a bit dry and chewy. Although flavour was great. Our waitress was busy with a couple of big lunch tables so we didn't get the service attention we usually get. We would go back again."
    Dined on 6/13/2014